Trumpeter Carl Fischer gives a brief explanation about his use of the Applied Microphone Technology P800 microphone. Carl talks about the reasons that he likes AMT and some of the features that are available with the AMT mics. You can find more about Carl at www.fischmusic.com, www.facebook.com/CFtrumpet, www.twitter.com/fischmusic and instagram.com/CFtrumpet. You can read more about AMT at www.appliedmicrophone.com!
AMT welcomes Theo Travis to it’s endorser list!! Glad to have him using an AMT!
“Hi Dieter and Terry
Just a quick note to say I used the new mike on my tenor sax for a Soft Machine Legacy gig last night at the Jazz Café in Camden, and the mic sounded fabulous. I am very pleased with it.
The fastest and easiest way to replace a broken Iso-ring is to buy them locally. AMT iso-rings are also called O-rings and can be found at plumbing stores everywhere. In most cases, you can buy a replacement bag of 100 for just a few cents. 99% of all Iso-ring replacements can be found at these stores. Check for sizes below:
AMT Blue, Silver, and Gold rings:
O-ring size: 020
Outside diameter: 1 Inch
Inside diameter: 7/8 Inch
AMT P800 Silver Ring:
O-ring size: 019
Outside diameter: 15/16 Inch
Inside diameter: 13/16 Inch
Black Rings: System 1, Z1, Lower Mic on the Ta2, Lower Mic on the WS.
O-ring size: 018
Outside diameter: 7/8 Inch
Inside diameter: 5/8 Inch
O-ring size: 013
Products Used: AMT LS
Quote: “The AMT LS is the best clip mic for saxophone he ever heard.” – Jan Beiling
Jan Beiling won the worldwide Yamaha Band Contest in 1990 with his band Ghoa Concept, he has performed on many TV Shows in Germany, as well as played with such famous artists like Tom Jones, Robert Palmer, Percy Sledge and Jermaine Jackson. Located in Frankfurt Germany he is a member of the famous Tigerpalast Orchestra, a well known vaudeville theater.
Jahrgang `66, Musik- und Soundprofi seit 25 Jahren, ist ein bekannter Saxophonist in der frankfurter Musikszene und musikalischer Kopf des Acoustic Lounge Studios.
Als Kind lernte er schon Violine und Klavier, als Saxophonist fing er früh an sich in Frankfurt einen Namen zu machen. Mit seiner Band `Ghoa Concept´ gewann er 1990 in Tokyo den 4. Platz beim weltweit begehrten Bandwettbewerb `Yamaha Bandexplosion´. 1995 spielte er ein Jahr in der TV-Band der RTL-Nachtshow mit Thomas Koschwitz.
So stand er schon auf der Bühne mit Tom Jones, Robert Palmer, Percy Sledge und Jermaine Jackson.
Er ist seit 1990 festes Mitglied im Tigerpalast Orchester.
Seit vielen Jahren macht Jan Beiling ca 160 Auftritte pro Jahr im Bereich der gehobenen Abendunterhaltung. Auf Corporate Events, Hochzeiten und Partys gelingt es ihm immer wieder, sich in die Herzen der Gäste zu spielen.
16th Sept 2013
About the AMT mic:
I have been using the AMT wireless mic since 2003 and it is a very flexible mic system that works under virtually all conditions. The receiver has two outputs, one XLR and also one 1/4 inch, which is great as I sometimes use the 1/4 inch to run the mic into effect pedals. In certain situations I’ve also decided to replace studio-mics with my AMT mic. It seems to lightly compress the signal, probably since it is required to deal with different volumes whilst always keeping the same distance to the trumpet. Yet it reproduces a true representation of my tone, and even in the most extreme circumstances it rarely produces any feedback at all. It is also attached to the horn without any cables, so you can close your eyes and go with the music without having to worry about where you are pointing your horn. I highly recommend the AMT range of mics to any trumpet player out there who wants to bring their personal sound with them wherever they play. So far I have not found any other mic with which I have been equally satisfied. – “Audun Waage”
Audun Waage, born in Bergen, Norway, 2 June 1980. Coming from a family of several generations of musicians, he had the opportunity to jam with his father and his jazz friends from an early age. At the age og six, he was already able to play a wide range of standards by ear. He started out playing professional gigs around age of 11, and featured as a soloist several times on national TV throughout his early teens. He appeared at many of the major Jazz festivals in Norway, including Mai Jazz in Stavanger, Kongsberg Jazz festival, Molde Jazz festival, and regularly at Nattjazz festival in his hometown Bergen. Aged 14 he received complimentary tuition from Jon Faddis in New York, and at the same age he was also featured to play a set with Jan Garbareks former trio, with Bobo Stenson, Jon Christensen and Lars Danielson. Aged 19 Audun moved to London, where he attended Trinity College of Music. Through making regular trips to New York, he started to work with musicians who had touring activities around the world, which eventually took him to festivals and concert venues in all 5 continents. Audun relocated to Barcelona in 2008, where he is currently based. He has worked live and on albums/DVD’s with among others: Chano Dominguez, Jojo Mayer, Airto Moriera, Scott Kinsey, Janek Gwizdala, Tim Miller, Eric Marienthal, Terje Isungseth, Gwilym Simcock, Orlando Le Fleming, Kike Perdomo, Gregoire Maret, Jasper Hoiby, Franco Piccinno, Ivo Neame and Mike Stern.
The first time I performed using my AMT LS mic, I could not believe the response it gave. I was able to hear tones and harmonics that I didn’t even know were there. I was able to hear my sax through a sound system like I’ve never heard it before. For a small independent company they make a big time quality product!
Product used: AMT Wi5II
Saxophonist with JJ Grey & MOFRO
Art Edmaiston began playing the saxophone at age 11 in Troy, TN and later moved to Memphis to attend college and apprentice in the city known for it’s talented performers and recording artists.
Being a reliable soloist and flexible section player has carried Art around the world providing opportunities to perform, record and jam with a wide variety of well-known musicians, producers and music legends.
Bobby “Blue” Bland, Wayne Newton, Justin Timberlake, Jonny Lang, Gregg Allman, Lucero, Galactic, the Memphis Horns, Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit, the Allman Brothers Band, Robert Walter, Jim Dickinson, Robert Randolph, The Bo-keys, Deke Dickerson, John Nemeth, Mason Ruffner, Jeff Powell, and the Coasters have all called on Edmaiston for stage and studio work.
Art was thrilled to be asked to anchor the horn section for JJ Grey & Mofro at the beginning of 2007 and can be seen and heard playing saxophone on stage and on all of the band’s recordings since that time.
JJ Grey & Mofro plays almost 200 dates a year nationally – performing in sizable venues in major cities and college towns for a very diverse crowd of music lovers. When not on tour with JJ Grey & Mofro, Edmaiston works in many different situations at home in Memphis. He can be found playing on World Famous Beale Street – the Home of the Blues as well as several different clubs throughout the city.
Along with having several years of experience playing and studying the saxophone, Art has also been employed at Amro Music Store, Inc. in Memphis, TN since 1993. Four years experience in retail band and orchestral instrument sales and sixteen years as a woodwind technician specializing in saxophone repair has given Edmaiston knowledge in key areas of his profession. His time at Amro Music has afforded the opportunity to befriend most musicians in the Mid-South area. Performing live has been his main focus through the years while working with active professional sax players as a repairman and gear consultant.
Toured and/or performed with:
JJ Grey and MOFRO (current)
Bobby “Blue” Bland
Smooth and urban jazz saxophonist Art Sherrod Jr grew up in Palestine, Texas surrounded by parents who made music a main part of the Sherrod household. At the age of five he was singing in the choir and at the age of thirteen Art joined the high school band and had to make a big decision, what instrument should he play? After deliberating over the idea of drums or a trumpet Art finally settled on the instrument that he thought might get the most attention of the girls and chose the saxophone. But in time he would come to realize that it was the saxophone that had chosen him and to this day his heart has been devoted to this mesmerizing instrument and the musical messages it conveys. By the time he graduated from high school he had received numerous awards and had been recognized as an All-Area, All Region and All-State Alto, Tenor and Baritone Saxophonist and was chosen as an alternate to the McDonalds All-American Band.
Aside from being in the Drum and Bugle Corps in the Naval Academy, Art’s later musical schooling came from real life experiences on the band stand and picking up ideas from his favorite artistic influences like Cannonball Adderley, Charlie Parker, Gerald Albright (bass), Kirk Whalum, Kim Waters, David Sanborn and others. Art’s profound experiences as a child, listening to his mother play organ and sing in a joyous manner, convinced him at an early age that music had the power to lift your spirits. This led him into a spiritual quest with his music. Art relocated to the Baltimore/Washington area making Maryland his home as he continued to develop as an artist, living his dream and sharing his passion for music.
In 2003, Art decided to seriously pursue a career as a solo artist. As a result, Art has been given the opportunity to perform, open or co-headline shows with Chuck Loeb, Marion Meadows, Roy Ayres, Natalie Cole, Boney James, Everette Harp, Bob Baldwin, Randy Scott, Noel Webb, Najee, Michael Henderson, Jean Carne, Cuba Gooding & the Main Ingredient and a host of others. He has also performed in the Beantown Jazz Festival in Boston, the Volvo Jazz Festival and was one of only five Americans to perform in the Brazilian-American Jazz Festival in Rio de Janeiro among other festivals. Art is just as active in his community by working with churches, the MS Society and Progressive Horizons, an organization that works with foster children and mentally and physically challenged individuals. Says Art, “It’s important to me that I share my music in ways where I can contribute to the well being of others.”
Art released a live CD and DVD project titled “Art Sherrod Jr Live” in 2004 that was quickly followed by his debut CD “All 4 Love” in 2005. “All 4 Love, ” was the vehicle that put Sherrod in the spotlight receiving positive attention and receiving comments like, “after one listen you will instantly become an Art lover” and “Art Sherrod Jr is about to become an international star.” Sherrod proves on his second CD, “Seasons, ” that he has established himself as an impressive artist with a magical style like no other. Laced with Urban Jazz, R&B, and the traditional Smooth Jazz sounds, “Seasons, ” on the Pacific Coast Jazz label, manages to bring together a “who’s who” list of great musicians Sherrod has performed with during the years including: (his mentor) Gerald Albright, Will Downing, Tracy Hamlin, Marcus Johnson, Chuck Loeb, Frank McComb, U-Nam and his long time associate and the producer of his “All 4 Love” project, Eric Valentine. According to Sherrod, “Seasons” is about the variety of changes that I went through in my life while recording this project from the end of 2006 to the middle of 2009. We all experience the differences from spring, summer, fall and winter and we realize that each season lasts for a short time and then it’s gone. Nothing lasts forever.”
Sherrod demonstrates in his new release that he really knows how to shape a myriad of moods, from his sultry “Thinking Of You, ” to the funky “Smooth Grove” and covering a silky rendition of Earth, Wind and Fire’s, “That’s the Way of the World.” Each track is an expression of Art’s heartfelt voice on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones as he creates rambunctious riffs, soulful sounds, and gorgeous grooves. “I enjoy doing music, ” says Art, “because it allows me to communicate with people physically and emotionally. I want to help people through tough times, help them to keep a positive point of view.” Sherrod’s method of communication can be heard through his music as he makes us dance in east coast style on “East Coast Steppin, ” reflect on our lives in “Everything Will Be Alright” and get us back on our feet in times of trouble on the classic Donnie McClurkin gospel tune, “We Fall Down.” According to Dennis Poole of Smooth Jazz Therapy, “Sherrod delivers a sequence of spine chilling gems… it is adequate to luxuriate in the sublime artistry his musicality so effortlessly engenders.”
Besides alto, tenor and soprano saxophone Art plays electronic wind controller (EWI) and is an artist endorser for Jody Jazz Mouthpieces, Cannonball Saxophones, Rico Reeds and Sax-Rax Saxophone Stands. He is an interactive performer who warms his audience up before, during and after performances, often sitting and talking with them following concerts. His sincere desire to “give back” to his audiences makes him an approachable artist with a generous spirit. In his own words Art declares, “I hope that my sound and music are given the opportunity to be heard throughout the world being a part of something that has the ability to touch millions of people’s hearts.” So get ready to go on a roller coaster of sonic emotions from an artist we should all keep our eyes on as he rises to the top while serenading us through the seasons.